Community speed watch
Community speed watch schemes enable groups of concerned residents to address speeding problems in their area.
Speed watch groups monitor the speeds of passing vehicles using speed guns indication devices. They record and report the speed and identifying details of vehicles travelling at or above nationally-specified speed thresholds.
Community speed watch is a partnership between the community, the police and the council. Its aims are to:
- reduce deaths, injuries and collisions on local roads
- improve the safety and quality of life for local communities
- increase driver and public awareness of the dangers of speeding
Persistent offenders will receive warning letters and on a third occasion, offenders can expect further action by police.
How to get involved
There are already several community speed watch groups in South Gloucestershire which are always keen to get more volunteers involved:
- Almondsbury and Horton
- Bradley Stoke
- Coalpit Heath
- Chipping Sodbury West
- Chipping Sodbury East
- Cold Ashton
- Easter Compton
- Frampton Cotterell
- Hawkesbury Upton
- Longwell Green/Oldland
- Oldbury on Severn
- Pilning and Severn Beach
- Siston and Warmley
- Stoke Gifford
Or why not set up a new group?
A new community speed watch group can be established in villages, small towns, or urban areas which are governed by a 30 or 40 miles per hour speed limit. All it needs is a group of local residents, who are willing to volunteer a small amount of time each week.
If you would like to get involved with community speed watch please contact the South Glos Community Speed Watch Network.
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